a.1.Entitled to, or admitting, the benefit of clergy; as, a clergyable felony.
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They would not have been investigating treason since it was not clergyable.'
offense": treason, "felonies of all sorts whether clergyable
It did make the "willing, wanton, or bloody-minded" killing of a slave a "clergyable" felony, for which a person convicted would receive the minor punishment of being burned in the hand.